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colhany , 01-11-2022, 03:23 PM
Hello everyone
I'm an ECE student on my second year perusing a career in hardware engineering and embedded systems.
I have worked with EagleCAD and Altium Designer, but my experience with Altium is much less (I've only newly learned it).
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about schematic and PCB designs that I can do for practice.
I have worked on buck converters, sensors and STM32 microcontrollers (although I programmed them in Arduino IDE and not in C).
Where can I go from there?
I was thinking about something more complicated that has like Wi-Fi or RF, so I can start practicing on this field. What do you think?
I have also worked with AVR microcontrollers and programmed them using C.
I also though about making a PCB that has microcontroller and program it using C, that was I practice both PCB design and embedded systems at the same time, but my skills with embedded programming using C are very minimal.
What is your advice for me?

Thank you in advance.
robertferanec , 01-14-2022, 07:47 AM
If you can work with MCU, move to CPU e.g Raspberry Pi to understand systems with OS running on them.
colhany, 01-14-2022, 07:48 AM
Thank you Robert!As I mentioned, I can only program STM microcontrollers using Arduino and not C programming, do I consider this "can work with the MCU" ?
robertferanec , 01-14-2022, 08:26 AM
Arduino is based on C. If you feel you need more practicing in C, you can try to write program for MCU from scratch and do not use Arduino.
colhany, 01-14-2022, 08:33 AM
Got it, thank you
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